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[TowerTalk] Tower Refurbish Advice ?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower Refurbish Advice ?
From: (Bill Hider, N3RR)
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 12:50:32 +0100

Please tell us whether the tower is currently installed in a concrete base or is
it not installed yet?  There are a couple of procedures you can use depending on
whether the tower is in the ground now or not.

Also, tell us where the rust is located, how old the tower is, whether you have
had it installed before or if its "new" and has been laying around outside for a
while (how long?).

There is more to it than spraying with cold-galv.


Sam Hall wrote:

> Hello to all and thanks for reading.
>      I am in the process of refurbishing a Rohn 45 foldover tower and am
> looking for a little advice from the "pros".  First, I intend to sandblast
> the pockets of rust and then repaint.  I need to know the best procedure for
> repainting.  What kind of primer ??  What kind of Paint ??  Best method to
> apply each ??
>      From previous posts, It seems a "Cold Galvanize" top coat is
> acceptable.  Am I correct on this ??  Don't know anything about the type of
> primer to use.
>      Spraying makes for a neat job but seems like a lot of waste. Also
> wonder if I would get the desired thickness of paint.  Is it better to apply
> with a brush or mitt??
>      Would greatly appreciate any advice on this project.
>                                     Thanks and 73, Sam--K8WVA--
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